Your original prints are in the basement. We scan them and are able to find the repro-images used in the newspapers in the archives.

From our more than 20 years of experience in newspaper digitization and technical developments, we also increasingly offer solutions for the marketing of digital archives.

The situation today:

There are thousands or even millions of original photographs stored in the basement – more or less well sorted. There may even be an index available to help you find the right folder with a few hundred pictures.

Those who are already digitally marketing their newspaper archive today will know the inquiries:

A customer has purchased a digital local edition as a PDF for the 20th anniversary of his Kegel-Verein in 1974.

Now he asks whether he can also get the 3 original pictures from the half-page article …

But who is able today to find a wanted picture from this? The formerly specialized archivists no longer exist. The young generation wants to find everything digitally again … just google. Who would take the trouble to go down to the picture archive on the basis of a customer inquiry in order to search through it manually? At what cost would this service have to be offered to the customer – who would be willing to pay for it?

With the Picture_Finder and the image archiving solution from PPS, this is no problem.

The Picture_Finder reliably finds the three original images from the millions of originals.

They can then be offered to the customer either as high-resolution image files (TIFF, JPEG – possibly with Watermark), as contact prints or even as originals.

Thus your picture archive is raised and commercialized as a new treasure

It is also possible to find all images ever used in the newspapers so that the unused ones can be sorted out if necessary.
For the research it is nowadays indispensable to underpin a current article with historical picture and text facts. Especially current topics like fake news or deliberately “adapted” contents make this necessary.

The PPS_Finder makes a considerable contribution with its article and image search. Historical facts are easily found.

The PPS_Finder can not only manage and find historical data, but also current – digitally produced – data. This makes a quick search possible, which may not be so easy with editorial systems.